National Agents Alliance is proud to share that Jordie Bellaire, daughter of Eric Bellaire, has been named one of the Top Five Colorists of 2012 by Comic Book Resources, the premier online comic magazine.
Eric Bellaire, who resides in the Orlando, Fla. area, said he wanted to share his daughter’s recognition with the Alliance family.
“I am so proud of her and I just wanted to share with you,” Bellaire said in an email to NAA President and CEO Andy Albright.
Jordie Bellaire, 24, has been in the comic book industry for two years. She graduated from the Ringling School of Art & Design (Sarasota, Fla.) in 2010.
“The entire team at National Agents Alliance is proud of Jordie’s achievement and is excited to see where her comic book career will take her next,” Albright said. “We love hearing about what is going on with the children of our agents. I know that Eric is proud too. We wish Jordie continued success in the future.”
Bellaire’s works on “Exile on the Planet of the Apes,” “The Manhattan Projects,” “Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom,” “Dr. Strange: Season One,” “Hulk: Season One,” “Captain Marvel,” and “The Defenders” earned her a spot on CRB’s Top 5 list. The article, by Brett White, stated that if CBR had given only one “Colorist of the Year” award, Jordie Bellaire would have been the likely winner.
“The sheer volume of work she produced in a single year is staggering, and considering how much of it just naturally found its way into my reading pile, she was a creator on my mind constantly this year,” White wrote. “Seriously, there was a week where I read both the Hulk and Dr. Strange ‘Season Ones’ with some ‘Planet of the Apes’ peppered in, without knowing that she had colored all of them. She’s a chameleon, completely able to bend her talents to the need of the book.”
CBR continued by saying Jordie Bellaire, who is new to professional comic coloring, “already has such an innate understanding of what coloring means to stories on an individual basis – but I can still pick out a Jordie Bellaire book.”
“I can’t believe the success she’s had in just two years,” Eric Bellaire said. “I am a very proud father.”
Bettie Breitweiser, Matt Hollingsworth, Fiona Staples and Dean White were the other artists recognized on the CBR list. Renowned for its high quality and diverse content and active community, CBR draws the most loyal audience of users, serving more than 3.8 million unique visitors monthly (Google Analytics).